Proposals from Heaven

  • April 1, 2015
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scattered pile of papers, each of which is a proposal template made up of words mad-libs style, such as "Visualizing Globalization: an Interactive Installation" and "Envisioning Human-Rights: A Site Specific Installation"

installation with printer, paper, and custom software (Javascript)
Dimensions Variable

Designed as a playful installation, Proposals from Heaven pokes fun at the worlds of digital art and grant-making by generating random proposals that float down from on high. The piece uses a collection of topical and technological buzzwordsgleaned from actual grant proposals—which are randomly selected via Javascript and sent to a laser printer mounted on the ceiling.  New proposals are generated about once per minute.  Audiences are invited to take one home, and even to submit it with their next application.